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[29] Design your own wedding dress

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年10月 7日(月)15時35分27秒  通報   返信・引用

Design your own wedding dress

Marriage has always seemed like an occasion where you need to show your best clothing style. Have you ever wondered about the origin of wedding dress? When and how the white has become a favorite color for a wedding dress? White may seem like an eternal color for a wedding, but, oddly, history tells us something else.

The trend dates back to white "Victorian" era, before being used by a myriad of colors for wedding dresses.

Ancient brides were dressed brightly colored wedding dresses. Effervescent colors symbolize the bride's happiness. Things have changed in the Middle Ages, when the marriage began to mean slavery, not only between two people, but also between two families, two businesses or even two countries. Brides in this era are carefully dressed that present themselves individually, and represent the whole community.

Medieval brides from a rich family wore rich colors and luxurious fabrics such as fur, velvet and silk. Those from middleclass family wore copies of copies of elegant styles of the wealthier classes. The trend continued for several years, so the wedding has become a symbol of social status families. More material, more sleeve, more details, painted bride's family's wealth. Soon, brides from all over Europe and America began to use a white wedding dress, too.

Although there are some who prefer bright colors, white is definitely a "carved" in the minds of people. By the end of the century, white became the color of wedding dresses. The different trends and styles are adopted in order to dress completely fenced in store for Day D. However, more changes are in store. During the Great Depression and World War II, white wedding dress was replaced by the church.

People believed that it is inappropriate to wear lavish gowns while the war and sadness all around them. After the war ended, elegant wedding in white comes back to center stage. Over time, shades of white, cream, ivory or off became acceptable as wedding colors. Today

is very popular that braids are desging own evening dresses.

This is my number one because it has a lot of different hairstyles, skin tones, dress types and its. More one advantage of this site is because you can choose several types of backgrounds and colorsMore one good website but it doesn't have choices like first one. On this website all creations look more like a cartoon than realistic images. It has some advantages in regards to first one website. For example you can choose eye, lipstick and eyebrow colors which first website doesn't' support. Next is to choose some style that you have seen and liked for example , look for some fashion magazines. It can give you great ideas about your wedding dress design:


[28] Clearblue Fertility Monitor

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年10月 5日(土)12時44分2秒 h176-227-203-67.host.redstation.co.uk  通報   返信・引用

Clearblue Fertility Monitor

Hi girls. I cannot believe how much I missed out on by taking a few days off. I am on CD7 so hoping the monitor asks for some sticks soon. I have been super stressed lately so trying to sort through all of that,. I feel sooo bad for one of my best friends who just had a m/c at 12 wks. I just started bawling for her and really don't understand what is wrong these days. A lot of my friends have had such difficulties getting preggo and you have to wonder what is the reasoning for all of this. At any rate, it is completely not fair and I totally want to see some BFP's in this group.

I love all of the action this thread is seeing now and I cannot wait to see some positive action.

Tomorrow a bunch of us girls are getting together in our evening dresses and watching the Royal wedding. Have a few beers and "try" to get this dress on I wore 5 1/2 years ago. Talk about the key word there being "TRYING."

Anyhoo. just wanted to say hello to everyone and hope that I start feeding some sticks soon!!!

Hi everyone! I want to join :) DH and I concieved after 4 months of not trying not preventing last Nov, DD was diagnosed with Turners, lost her at 15 weeks, she would have been our first, I'm 24. Now we are trying and after one natural af doc gave us the green light so this is our first month trying with the monitor. I got two days of peak and on the first day I got a pos on an opk as well. I don't feel like it worked but I'm praying. I DVR'd it, haven't had a chance to watch it yet. I will say, I loved Kate's dress!

AFM, Another short cycle for me!!! I swear its the Red Raspberry Tea leaf tea i'm drinking! I got a + OPK tonight. I'm sure I'll get the egg on the monitor tomorrow! YAY! I'm so excited that 2 months in a row my cycles have moved from 4447 days to 34 day cycles! more times to try:)  CD 19 for me. I just wished we have BD more. We did on Monday, Tuesday (although DH couldn't deposit :(), and tonight. He works a 24 hour shift tomorrow. So we're hoping to get in a morning session on Sunday, all depends on little Zander though. Hoping to BD during his nap. Otherwise, i'll probably be out this month. Just makes me feel so good that i'm ovulating!

enjoy watching the royal wedding, coverage was pretty nonstop here all day yesterday. Know what you mean millsie. I deffo got a bit tearful, especially at the bit in the church when wills turned to kate and said "you look beautiful". so cute! Hopefully the feeling of romance in the air will have got to you DP too. wow 16 years together. how cute are you!

welcome smellymelly  hope you're doing ok, I had a missed miscarriage at 12 weeks, really sucks but have to try and believe it all happens for a reason  its good that your periods came back naturally  my consultant had to intervene and put me on progesterone as my system went into shock and didn't want to do anything.

britt  how did you manage to shorten your cycle? mine average 3537 days. though goodness knows what is happening this month. or when to start testing. though trying to hold out for that as I get so disappointed when those naughty sticks come up with only one line!

Sarah  hidious re UTI. I got one after my miscarriage and was undetected for 2 months as wasn't really hurting to pee, anyways I was given some mega strong antibiotics that made me feel nauseous. and another heart breaking symtom is that the week after taking them they gave me mega strong metalic taste in my mouth  so guess whatI thought? can't remember how much money I wastedon preg tests that week! but hey at the least the antib's cleared it up quickly.

well that all for now  fingers crossed for all you ladies due to test soon, some BFPs would be amazing.one shoulder evening dresses australia

Love that this thread is very active now! : )

Well cd19 and I got a Peak reading today! : )

I just wanted to jump back into bed with dp straight away! But can't cos DS is awake and Mother in law is around too (we live with her) I feel like I have to DTD immediately but I'm going to have to wait til either late tonight when he gets home from work or try and grab a quickie later! Sorry it's abit tmi! Lol

Feeling slight twingy pains too which I'm hoping are Opains.

I hope I won't miss my chance by bd too late : ( but I guess I will have to stay strong with my outlook of 'its Fate' or 'what to be will be' but it's hard. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Please review the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use before using this site. Your use of the site indicates your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use.


[27] Cheap Easy Wedding Reception Decorations

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年 9月30日(月)11時56分15秒 pacific1198.de.unmetered.com  通報   返信・引用

Cheap Easy Wedding Reception Decorations

Save on your dress and your decor with some unique masquerade ideas. If you want a unique wedding dress then you can head to a costume maker. This is especially important if you're going with a masquerade style wedding. This may include a full skirt for a Victorian wedding. It might even have slight metallic tones to it instead of more of a traditional white design. Then decorate from the home decor aisle using red velvet fabric, thrift store trays, and beautiful candlebras that you already own.

You can also just take the basic white evening dress and turn it into something very special by adding a black sash or lace wedding jacket so it's appropriate for the ceremony. There's been a trend lately to buy two wedding dresses but this can be expensive and might eat up precious reception time when you go to change. Instead, just try to use accessories to get a more formal modest look that you can turn into a fun gown for later in the evening. Decorate with lots of inexpensive paper doilies, but keep them sophisticated with a monochromatic color palette.

This can really help you cut down on the expense of your bridal party as well. You could just choose the color palette such as purple, and really give your bridesmaids free reign. This could be in a lot of different rainbow purple colors for more of a casual kind of air or you can give them a specific color palette. This means that everyone will like their dress and it will suit their body types. It also allows them to use items that they may already have in the closet. They can decide whether or not they want to elegant evening gowns  that they will wear again and it will fit within your budget but you still have a sleek looking bridal party. Tie it all together with bouquets of different kinds of purple flowers.

If you want unique wedding ideas on a budget then it's important to find different ways to integrate lots of great tasting food. You might not be able to give your guests a choice of chicken or beef. However, you can just lay out a huge buffet of beautiful Italian style foods. This could even be mini style pizzas as long as they are gourmet with lots of fancy cheeses. You can have this italian theme be the entire focus of your wedding with inexpensive oversized sunflower bouquets. This is going to be a very casual design style but it's one that your guests are going to really enjoy just because it does focus so much on really great food.

You can also choose a totally different theme. This is going to allow you to have more of a formal or traditional ceremony and then have a lot of fun in your reception. This could be a masquerade where you can give all of your guests fancy masks. These can also double as wedding favors. You could even really recreate some of your favorite books such as "Gone with the Wind" with some of that Southern kind of flair to the space.


[26] Are you content that the small lady will move out to become a amazing bride on the particular day

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年 9月29日(日)11時49分2秒 23-227-160-2-customer-incero.com  通報   返信・引用

bridal wedding dresses

Are you content that the small lady will move out to become a amazing bride on the particular day? Meanwhile, would you really feel puzzled what types of attire you genuinely should put on on her large day? subsequent all, choosing out ideal outfit is one far from your most vital things you need to consider. Now, right posted here certainly are a few tips in your event to refer to.

The 1st aspect you must observe is the fact that the attire cannot overshadow the evening dresses . You genuinely should also consider the concept far from your wedding ceremony into your consideration. sporting ideal outfit for special event may be the simple thing. perhaps you seem excellent in evening gown, however it is mainly genuinely not ideal on the casual wedding. Evening wedding ceremony gown is stylish and classy, you might possibly put on it in the dunkle tie wedding. On casual evening wedding, you might possibly put on the attire getting a jacket. The featherweight fabrics may also be ideal because of this form of occasion. what is more, choosing out the right color of one outfit which could meet the wedding ceremony may be also important.

Another vital aspect is always to select a at reduce outfit. you need to put on it for that whole day. once the attire you put on is uncomfortable, that could cause yourself to upset. Hence, you genuinely should select a completely at reduce attire for your do it yourself in accordance for the system shape. there can be so several sorts of wedding ceremony attire within the market, you might possibly get as well as dimension mother far from your bride outfits too as petite mother far from your bride outfits.

Besides that, choosing out some stylish diamond jewelry to highlight your attire may be also an exceptional way for making you seem fab. and you also could possibly also transform your hairstyle in accordance for the outfit. within a word, every thing you select genuinely should meet the wedding ceremony and show your personality.

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First, select a ideal relationship ceremony dress. The beach the front is often a little bit messy. there may be sand all over the place. Also, it are commonly often a rather much much more casual and relaxed setting. Therefore, for the dress, do not select some cycle too formal. Princess slashed gowns with a huge amount of ribbons and beading are commonly to over the most effective for just about any beach. A wonderful empire waist attire and even a lengthy floral sheath will operate perfectly. seem for some cycle that is definitely often a little bit rather much more casual than some cycle you probably put on on the way in which to 4 Seasons.

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If you are pondering about relationship ceremony jewelry, look at items which are not as traditional. stay besides pearl nuggets because they seem too official using the beach. look at strands of silver or small silver rhinestones. Again, you may need to complement your relationship ceremony dress. in circumstance you might have chosen manage that is definitely often a little bit rather much more casual, you unquestionably you may need to not want to select diamond jewelry that does not complement your look.

Consider a pair of relationship ceremony flip flops rather previous your normal shoes. Flipflops operate ideal regarding the beach. they permit one to stroll covering the sand with out acquiring sand within of your shoe. in circumstance you might have at any time attempted to stroll regarding the beach the front in regular shoes, you realize how unpleasant it will get pursuing the sand begins producing up inside. Therefore, look with a pair of fancy relationship ceremony flip flops. there can be considered a huge amount of rather much more usually are designs, beating, rhinestones, or any number of relationship ceremony linked decorations on them.

With the wonderful background, a beach the front relationship ceremony is presently rather pretty. you are able to generate ideal use previous your sand, the ocean, as well as the natural sunlight. select beach the front relationship ceremony elements that complement the setting, you are running to seem fabulous and be rather much much more relaxed and happier with what you are wearing.

Weddings are a time that everyone wants to dress up in their best, and sashay down that hall while others take notice of what they wearing. It the year best dressed day, since people plan months in advance about what they going to wear, and if one outfit is really enough on that day.

Maybe they will concern the problem that should they change after the ceremony into something else before entering the reception hall? Or just go all out on one fabulous suit or dress that will make up for both events separately? Whatever you decide to do is truly your own way of handling your dress up plans, but what to wear is crucial.

When it comes to dressing up the children, it really is a matter of what they would like to wear. So, what would seem appropriate and idyllic for children dresses for weddings? You can always suggest something that is in season, or have them pick it out themselves out of personal taste. You can check out these dresses to wear to a beach wedding for a more toned down way of dressing up. To check out some really innovative ideas for kid dresses for a wedding, head on to cute dresses to wear to a wedding for detailed ideas.

Same thing applies to the children; they need to know how to dress it up and look presentable, since people are always on the lookout for something questionable to point at. You don want to concentrate on yourself entirely and not give attention to what your child wants to wear. So find out what in the trend these days, when it comes to what kids should wear, and find yourself children dresses for weddings that are perfect for the big day.

So, do not just concern what you should wear at a wedding ceremony, you should also spend a little energy in choosing a perfect wedding dresses for your kids.

To be the focus of people is the dream of every bride. In most cases, the wedding dress you wear determines whether the dream would come true or not. Therefore, the first thing you have to do is to choose a perfect wedding dress which is suitable for your figure and style. There are different wedding gowns for different body shapes.

There is no doubt that Aline style is the finest shape for full figure bride. If you have a fat belly, you can consider choosing this kind of dress which can hide your wide waist and make you look slimmer. Meanwhile, you can also choose the empire design. This kind of dress narrows below the bust and can also hide the waist and hips you are not fond of. You can also ask the bridal shop assistant for advice on what is best size and style for you. Maybe they can give you some useful advice.

The height is the suffering thing for the bride who is short in statue. Actually, you just only to choose the one which can make you seem taller. Aline wedding dress is a popular design that most petite women appreciate. It can lengthen the body. Sheathstyle wedding gowns and full skirts are not good selection for you because they have bad effect on your whole appearance.

For the brides with big boobs, choosing a suitable dress is not so easy because you not only have to consider your shape and your size but also concern your big bust. Take it easy! Offtheshoulder gowns can help you solve the problem. Its design emphasize the shoulders and lessen the chest that s draws less attention from others. Remember not to choose a full skirt which will make you look incongruous.

Women who carry more weight around their hips and bottom should go for a design that centers on the upper body. A pretty elegant choice is a corsetstyle bodice with lacing. Don choose the one with too much gathering of fabric around the waist. That will make your body shape look worse.

So, what kind of body shape do you belong to? I believe that after read the information above, you must be more confident to select the best wedding dress for yourself. Just go ahead!


[25] Barbie Dream Weddings Come to Life

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年 9月28日(土)11時48分20秒 pacific1198.de.unmetered.com  通報   返信・引用

Barbie Dream Weddings Come to Life

Hollywood GlamourThe bride wore a Chantilly lace gown. Related: Gorgeous Lace Wedding Dresses

Hollywood GlamourA sophisticated color palette: Black bridesmaids' dresses with pink bouquets. Related: Chic Black evening dresses They'll Wear Again

Classic EleganceOver a dozen pillars topped with roses and illuminated by icy blue uplighting make the ceremony space the perfect combination of classic and modern elements. Related: Find Your Perfect Veil

Classic EleganceBarbie may be known for everything pink, but the serene blue hue in this wedding is a welcome departure. Related: 75+ Centerpieces You'll Love

Classic EleganceThe bridesmaids wore elegant blue mermaid gowns. Related: Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Classic EleganceRelated: 50 New MustHave Photos with Your Groom

Caribbean FiestaDestination Barbie planned a hot pink bash at Atlantis in the Bahamas. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were decked out in various shades of pink, with the maid of honor and best man in plum. Related: Pink Bridesmaid Dresses for Real Life

Caribbean Fiesta The ushers rolled out the white carpet before the blingtastic bride and her dad walked down the aisle. Related: 5 Hot Ideas for Your Ceremony Aisle

Caribbean FiestaThe guests await the bride's entrance. Related: Song Ideas for Your Ceremony Processional

Caribbean FiestaThe bride and her dad. Related: Hair Accessories for Real Brides

Caribbean FiestaThe precious flower girl looks like Barbie's minime, with skyhigh hair complete with sparkling accessories. Related: 5 Adorable Trends for Flower Girls

Caribbean FiestaThe ring bearer patiently waits with the rings. Related: 15 Cutest Bridal Party Members

Caribbean FiestaThe bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife. Related: The Most Romantic WeddingDay Kisses

Caribbean FiestaRelated: 30 Fun Bridal Party Photos

Caribbean FiestaAdorable bowed chair covers. Related: 25+ Gorgeous Ways to Decorate Your Chairs

Caribbean FiestaAt the reception, it's hot pink as far as the eye can see. Related: Dazzling Reception D FiestaBejeweled centerpieces! Related: 125+ Ideas for Flowers by Type

Caribbean FiestaA band we're going to pretend is Barbie and the Rockers played at the reception. Related: The DJ vs. Band Debate: What's Best for Your Wedding?


[24] Am I the only one that finds short wedding dresses tacky

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年 9月27日(金)11時35分21秒  通報   返信・引用

Am I the only one that finds short wedding dresses tacky

For a church wedding, a very short dress is a nono, and not allowed. I agree this is tacky in this case. Same with very low cut dresses.

But for a casual wedding, it can work. If a bride has amazing legs and is in great shape, a 3/4 tea length gown or even shorter can look good. This can also work well for a beach wedding. Truthfully, very few women can wear this and look great, but for the 2% of the population that can pull this off and look beautiful and not trashy, why not let them do it? What any different from the popular strapless gowns women are falling out of? Some people think it classier to show legs rather than boobs. I say let them.

I think that they can be a great fashion option  very stylish and unique. Not every woman needs to look like a fluffy meringue or Cinderella! And very appropriate for a second wedding or a different setting (like an art gallery or a boat or beach) that is not a huge church, too. Individuality is something that all brides should have in their weddings, and being different is not "tacky", it only a short dress, it not pasties a gstring. I seen some incredible designerlong blue evening dresses worn with Manolo pumps to die for, that were far more stylish made much more of an entrance than some $99 off the rack special from David


[23] A passion for vintage fashion

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年 9月26日(木)11時17分10秒 us2.node.zenmate.io  通報   返信・引用

A passion for vintage fashion

Only last month, they reopened their Dirty Fabulous store on the more centrally located Wicklow Street, just above Molton Brown.

Admittedly, the two women, who are originally from Emyvale in Monaghan, had their doubts as to whether it would be worth it.

What made it more agonising for Kathy and Caroline is that they sell oneoff original vintage. They couldn't simply ring a supplier and order the same stock. These pieces had been collected for more than four years and would never be found again.

"It had taken us so long to get to the stage that we were at, and build up the collection and the customers; we were only really getting to grips with everything. We'd just taken out an ad in

Vogue, and it literally only came on stands that Saturday and the fire was on Sunday," remembers Caroline.

It was the support and encouragement of their loyal customer base, that spurred them on.

You would think that given what's happened and the culture in which it has happened that Kathy and Caroline would be full of selfpity, but it's quite the contrary, because when I meet them in their pretty, boudoiresque citycentre store, they are enthusiastic, positive and full of fun.

Dirty Fabulous has a collection of more than 200 highend vintage occasion dresses. "It's for the person who wants something different," explains Kathy.

Their customers includes everyone from the debs girl to the bride, to women in their 60s. "We don't take anything that's damaged or unwearable. We don't want anything looking costumey either," she adds.

The two women operate their business on a walkin and appointment basis, offering a very personal, handson service. Their styling skills and knowledge of what suits what body shapes is secondtonone. Allow them to dress you and you may discover a shape you never knew you had. There really is nothing like a wellcut vintage dress to transform your shape, which is why vintage is largely regarded as having some of bestmade clothes around. "Even at the collectors' fairs that we go to in Manhattan, a lot of the designers are there looking through the dresses, picking up designs," reveals Caroline.

Aside from being incredibly wellmade and body and age friendly, what's special about vintage is that it never goes out of fashion and you're guaranteed total exclusivity. You can't put a price on that.

You'll be amazed to know that the average bridal dress at Dirty Fabulous is 500, and for a glamorous party dress, expect to pay between 150 and 250, which, when you consider that you're getting original vintage, is great value. "We did lower our prices when people started losing their jobs. We thought 'we're all in it together'. It would be very easy to add a zero for the bridal, but we don't want to go down that road," explains Caroline.

They may well be sisters, but Kathy and Caroline are different in both look and style. Kathy is more into pretty, Fifties prom styles, while Caroline prefers Forties wiggle dresses. "It means we get a more varied buy," says Kathy.

An appreciation of good clothes was instilled in both women at an early age. Their mother worked as a costumier and they come from a family of tailors and dressmakers. Keeping it a family affair, their brother looks after the website, while their mother does a lot of adjustments to the emerald green evening dress.

Being forced to go abroad to find goodquality vintage clothes prompted the two women into setting up Dirty Fabulous. Most of their stock is from the Forties and Fifties but you will find nods to eras before and after. What you won't find is separates. The dress is key.

Almost all the clothes are sourced from America. "In

Ireland, it's so hard to get original vintage, because there was no value attached to it whatsoever. It was thrown out, cut up, worn to pieces, so that's why we go to the States, they had more money and more space," explains Caroline.

It's clear the minute that you speak to Caroline and Kathy that they really love what they do and you can't help but come away from Dirty Fabulous also loving what they do.

"Anytime we are away, we physically cannot walk past a vintage store, it's on the brain constantly," says Caroline, with Kathy adding, "It's 247. Even if we're sitting at home watching an old movie, we'll be calling each other commenting on the clothes. Because there is so much work involved and so much upkeep, because you have to constantly source, you have to love it, you have to keep wanting to look for it, and to be passionate about it."evening dresses


[22] 5 Hot New Wedding Dress Designers You Need to Know

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年 9月25日(水)12時12分49秒 us3.node.zenmate.io  通報   返信・引用

5 Hot New Wedding Dress Designers You Need to Know

In the world of wedding fashion, your name is your trademark. From couture oneofakind dresses to breezy readytowear styles, these five upandcoming designers represent the next class of highstyle designer names to remember. Move over Ms. Wang.

The Island Fashionista  Tamara Catz

Peering from the panoramic window of her oceanside studio on the island of Maui, it's easy for Tamara Catz to understand that a sweaty, satinandtulleencased bride isn't a great look for a beach wedding. Instead, she envisions the kind of dress that can "make a girl want to walk barefoot in the sand with the man of her dreams  flowy, feminine, simple." Catz, 36, modeled her line of romantic, bohemianstyle wedding dresses after her breezy sensibility.

The Buenos Aires native spent seven years creating contemporary resort wear before she felt the artistic urge to foray into the world of bridal wear in 2007. "A wedding dress is probably the most special garment a woman will ever put on, so I knew that my bridal designs could be a little more dreamy and unique than those for my every day clothes," says the 36yearold. The Hawaiianinspired designs feature relaxed feminine shapes, simple cuts, and organic accents like shells. Rather than overpowering the bride, Catz's simple silhouettes and light, flowing fabrics "make a women feel like herself," something she believes, "the traditional Cinderellalike wedding dress doesn't always do." Naturally, they're most at home as alternativestyle gowns for beach weddings, and many are even versatile enough to wear after the wedding. Miosa Bride combines two visions: that of a husband and a wife to craft couture of the highest quality in a surprising location. Based in Sacramento, California, Sanea, 42, brings her business expertise and insight into the female psyche, while Michael, 46, draws from experience gained sewing outdoor wear at his father's store and running a Sacramento tailor shop. "Sewing is like breathing to him," Sanea gushes. "I am still amazed most of the time at his understanding and knowledge."

The decision to stay in Sacramento despite a zip code that lacks an obvious couture culture was in part an effort to bring high style to the capital city, but it was also a personal one. "We had four children and did not want to move the family," Sanea explains. "Family comes first, so we had to build a business that could function here." Their exquisite fabrics and design techniques have earned them a local following, and now that the kids are grown, the duo plans to begin branding nationally this year.

The consultation phase is an integral component in the process of creating their gowns. The team takes detailed measurements to draft an initial pattern that accurately mimics the bride's body with respect to her level of comfort. They then gather information about her and her wedding so they can weave her personality into the dress, whether soft fabrics for a romantic or a daring silhouette for a sophisticate. Pieces of the gown are then individually cut and sewn inhouse, often using 100 percent silk fabrics imported from Europe. Raised on a farm in Willmar Minnesota, surrounded by gardens, orchards and corn fields, Lindquist was 5 years old when her grandmother taught her to sew. "Life on the farm sparked my respect for the earth, and I knew that if I was to make an impact in the fashion world, I would have to do so in a manner that remained true to my love for the environment," says the 52yearold.

Lindquist highlighted a 2005 fashion show with a wedding dress made of hemp that drew national interest  from brides who read about it in blogs to a USA Today article on help farming that featured it. So in 2007, Deborah launched a green wedding collection made entirely of recycled materials, hemp blends, and soy silks.

If the idea of wearing hemp conjures up thoughts of scratchy illfitted clothing, brides can rest assured that these luxurious, highlystylized gowns are more suitable for a walk down the red carpet than a stroll up HaightAshbury. Lindquist's dresses have a romantic, feminine feel with a bit of an edge. Detailed lace, beadwork, and ribbons embellish her creations with an air of elegance, while flirtatious bustiers and corsets lend a cuttingedge aesthetic. For New Orleansnative Suzanne Perron, that ambition took root when she received her first sewing machine from the Easter Bunny when she was 5 years old. "I dreamed of making beautiful romantic wedding gowns that mirrored the traditional aesthetic of this beautiful historic city," she remembers.

First though, she had to learn her craft by studying under Carolina Herrera, Ana Sui, and Vera Wang in New York City. Thirteen years later, a homesick Perron returned to New Orleans to set up her bridal boutique.

Suzanne's designs are clearly inspired by the city's distinct culture and celebrated architecture. On her gowns, you will find pintucking that mimics a fluted column on a St. Charles mansion or beadwork inspired by the intricate filigree and plaster work that finishes door frames and ceilings throughout the city.

She admits that she's "not looking to be fashionforward" and instead describes her designs as "once in a lifetime gowns in white and ivory," despite the many stylists and editors who insist color is en vogue. It's a natural union for a designer who continues to make a name for herself in a city where traditions are preserved and celebrated. "I love that my imagination can run wild with embroidery, since I can adapt an embellishment for a woman of any shape, size, taste and budget," she explains, "no other aspect of a wedding gown grants such freedom." Leung has channeled that creative streak since childhood when her father convinced her she was talented enough to make her own clothes. "Every time I asked for an outfit in a store window, he responded that I could make a better version of it myself," she remembers.

Leung honed those skills designing couture embroidery for the bridal industry's top houses  Monique Lhullier, Vera Wang, and Giorgio Armani. "Bridal was the perfect fit because it's the one outfit that is purchased on emotion instead of practicality, granting more room for creativity," says the 34yearold. Now, she's parlaying that experience into her own gowns, conceptualized and built around an intricate embroidery pattern. Most of her brides bring a motif to incorporate, such as the detailing of an heirloom piece of jewelry or a pattern from a grandmother's evening dress. Others peruse Leung's "look book" of embroidery designs for inspiration.

For such a personal, handson experience, Leung has a surprising number of outoftown clients. For one project, a bride emailed a picture of flowers from her family's backyard, and Mariana designed a bolero jacket with fabric appliques inspired by the flowers for the bride to wear over the very basic gown she had already purchased.dark green evening dresses


[21] Gain Beauty with Black Evening DressesGet the glamour that belongs to your own individuality

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Gain Beauty with Black Evening DressesGet the glamour that belongs to your own individuality, and choose black as the main color, to gain mystique, sexy sensation. Usually, in most people's mind, black is a mysterious and stately color, which can show extremely beauty. Confident ladies in the office always choose it to gain their professional appearance. Black evening dresses will definitely make you the stunning one at the party.

Get the glamour that belongs to your own individuality, and choose black as the main color, to gain mystique, sexy sensation. Usually, in most people's mind, black is a mysterious and stately color, which can show extremely beauty. Confident ladies in the office always choose black evening dresses uk to gain their professional appearance. Black evening dresses will definitely make you the stunning one at the party.There are some great benefits for you to choose black as your attire color. Here is the list, after seeing them, maybe you will be more steadfast to choose black.Black is a multifunctional colorAs every people know, almost every occasion accept black, including funeral ceremony. Formal or casual parties also welcome black to be the attire color. It is a safe choice for many women who don't know which color to choose, black really help them a lot. In formal occasions, just choose black long evening dressesto make the look solemn, and get a gorgeous look. You can wear it not just once, just as more as you can. For casual occasions, little black dress and sheath will give the amazing result you need.Black is resistance to dirtyIt is necessary to find a color that is resistance to dirty, so that a right style will contribute a lot to this gown. It is unavoidable to have some drinks and food at the party, black is the color which is covert with dirty, and make the skirt always look gorgeous. It will be a big trouble when your gown has something dirty at the obvious part of skirt, but if people can't see it, you can deal with it when your go home, black is the color that can help you do it.Black is a sexy and gorgeous colorFor women who do not want to choose other coloured gowns like blue cocktail dressesor purple dresses uk, black evening gown will give a charming look. It is better to get what you need and find the most gorgeous style with different neck, length, and find what your need to get gorgeous look. With so many options, black is always the hottest choice, and never out of fashion.For black attires, women can get whatever effect they need to find the final result, there will be more charming styles to coordinate this color to get the final result and be a gorgeous girl. Choices are various, but your final result will determine your appearance, so be careful when making decisions.Visit good online store - to find your good yet cheap black evening dresses, cocktail dresses or green evening dresses  uk for your holiday parties.
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[20] How Long Should A Bridal Gown Be

投稿者: katy 投稿日:2013年 9月23日(月)11時05分52秒 us6.node.zenmate.io  通報   返信・引用

How Long Should A Bridal Gown Be

ComfortAnother important consideration is overall comfort. Fulllength and hilo gowns with trains certainly make statements; the problem with these types of dresses is that they can be constricting after the ceremony. An anklelength gown is longer than kneelength and tealength gowns, but all three are more comfortable than a fulllength dress when it comes time to dancing at the reception. Another option is to buy a second dress for the after party or make a plan to bustle the train. Also, if you want to wear a fulllength gown with a train the whole day, consider a shorter sweeping train or a removable version.

Personal StyleAbove all else, your personal style should be the ultimate factor in choosing your bridal gown. If you accustomed to dressing up on a regular basis, then you may feel comfortable with longer gowns, as long as the setting allows for them. Women who are drawn to feminine clothes may also be attracted to varying trains that go with fulllength gowns. If your everyday style is more casual, however, you may not feel comfortable in an elaborate gown. Instead, choose a simple floorlength gown without a train, or a dress that falls at the knees or the ankles without any dramatic flares. Ultimately, you want to be yourself on your wedding day  choosing a dress length that helps you do this is key. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web sitemany of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.pink evening dresses



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